Wednesday News - Issue 13

The latest edition of Dóchas' Wednesday News including information on upcoming events and workshops, as well as vacancies and opportunitites in the sector!

03 Apr 2024

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(1) Worldview Wave 4 Research Results Launched – Full Recording Available!

The latest wave 4 Worldview survey results were launched on 19 March revealing public support in Ireland for Overseas Development Aid (ODA) remains high at 76% while understanding of the impacts of climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is low. Just 12% of Irish people have heard about and know what the SDGs are. 56% have not heard of them. Irish people believe climate change will have the greatest impact on future generations (59%) and people in developing countries (51%) as against 14% for them personally. All of the latest Worldview results and resources, as well as a recording of the recent launch, can be found in the Worldview online Toolkit here.

(2) Dóchas Annual General Meeting - Member Registration Required

Dóchas Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 9 May in The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Starting at 10am and finishing at 12pm, the AGM will focus on statutory business including elections to the Board, the presentation of our 2023 financial statements, and the presentation of our 2024 budget. The meeting will also discuss a special resolution to amend the Constitution of Dóchas.

Further details and documentation will issue, to those who have registered, prior to the date. Participation at the AGM is open to Dóchas Members only and is free of charge. Please register your attendance, or that of a colleague, by 12 April by emailing anna(at)

(3) Dóchas Conference and 50th Anniversary Celebration – Get your tickets before the sell out!

We are delighted to announce that the 2024 Conference, Dóchas at 50: Sustainable Development in a Time of Climate Crisis will be held on Thursday 9 May at Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. This year we celebrate five decades of collaboration amongst International development and humanitarian organisations in Ireland, and our collective vision for a just, equal and sustainable world. Climate change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment. At this year’s conference, we will explore climate adaptation, anticipatory action, and how we can work together towards a just transition. 

We have unveiled a special offer for members who purchase four tickets which grants savings of just over 15%! Purchase your ticket before they run out! For more information can be found here

(4) Request for Tender - Network and Systems Development 

Dóchas is seeking a consultant(s) to provide support in scoping and planning for greater efficiency and dynamism across its network and IT infrastructure. Phase 1 of this project will involve the exploration of automated business processes, within the Salesforce environment, and online community platform tools. Find out moreClosing date: 17 April 

Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

(1) Climate Migration: Critical and Varied Perspectives Seminar - 11 April 

The Department of Media Studies, Maynooth University; the Department of French, Trinity College Dublin; and Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute are delighted to present this seminar on climate migration, a term which is often referred to within climate activism and policy circles as a potential future climate impact. It’s undisputed that climate change hits hardest on people who are marginalised in different ways, but many different factors affecting people’s lives can intertwine within what’s labelled as ‘climate migration’. The seminar will provide a space for nuanced and critical reflection amongst academics, activists and workers in the environment and human rights sector on the intersecting aspects of this key climate issue. Register here.

Situations Vacant - Paid Posts

(1) Trócaire: Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Trócaire is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(2) Oxfam Ireland: Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally.

Oxfam Ireland is currently advertising vacancies for various roles. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply. 

(3) GOAL: Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Full details are available here. Details for current invitations to tender for consultancies can be found here. Various closing dates apply.

(4) Concern Worldwide: Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally 

Concern Worldwide is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in Ireland and internationally. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply. 

(5) Irish Red Cross: International Vacancies

The Irish Red Cross is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(6) Irish Rule of Law: Operations Manager 

Are you passionate about social justice? Do you have experience in governance, finance and administration? If so, we’d love to hear from you. As Operations Manager, your work will include governance, finance, and HR functions for our rule of law programmes in Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia. Find out more. Closing date: 4 April

(7) Brighter Communities Worldwide: Request for Tenders

Consultant for Project Evaluation

Brighter Communities Worldwide (BCW) are seeking the services of an experienced consultant to undertake the final evaluation of the Irish Aid-funded ‘Healthier Communities, Brighter Futures’ project.  The evaluation is scheduled to take place over the period May-September 2024, with final report due by 18 October. Find out more. Closing date 5 April

Consultant for the development of a Strategic Plan 

Brighter Communities Worldwide are seeking the services of an experienced consultant to facilitate BCW’s strategic planning exercise, and support development of a new five-year Strategic Plan. The process is to be facilitated over the period May-September 2024, with the final deliverables due by end-October. Find out more. Closing date: 5 April

(8) Self Help Africa: People and Culture Business Partner

The People and Culture Business Partner will be part of the People and Culture Team and will support the organisation in delivering the people and culture strategy. You will be responsible for providing appropriate advice and support to line managers on all People and Culture related matters including recruitment, onboarding, learning and development, polices, employee engagement, employee relations, compensation and benefits and employee wellbeing. Through an employee centric approach, the People and Culture Business Partner will foster a collaborative culture, support line managers and employees, promote diversity, equality, and inclusion, and anticipate organisational needs. Find out more here. Closing date: April 5

(9) Friends of the Earth: Head of Finance and Compliance

 Friends of the Earth seeks an experienced professional with financial, accounting, compliance, and general business skills to oversee all financial and compliance aspects of the organisation. Find out more. Closing date: 7 April

(10) Coalition 2030: Request for Tender - Feasibility Study

Coalition 2030 is seeking an external consultant to undertake a feasibility study into the potential of a Future Generations Commissioner in Ireland. This is a short term consultancy, and the desired outcome is a concise report outlining the feasibility of this role in Ireland, in short answering the question, “how might this role work in the Republic of Ireland’s political system?” Find out more here. Closing date: 7 April

(11) ActionAid: Multiple Opportunities
Request for Tender: External Auditor

ActionAid Ireland is a registered charity and a member of the ActionAid International federation, one of the world's most respected social justice organisations. In line with ActionAid's commitment to the highest standards of transparency, accountability and good governance, the Board of ActionAid Ireland invites tenders for the provision of external audit services, commencing with the financial year 2024 audit. To find out more or submit application email olive.corbett(at) Closing date: 9 April

Communications Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Our mission is to support women’s leadership and agency, their organisations and networks, and to improve their lives for the long-term. We strive to do this by supporting women and children in their individual lives and communities, and by seeking transformative changes for women nationally and internationally.This is a critical role in the organisation, responsible for supporting the delivery of ActionAid Ireland’s overall strategy 2023 – 2027 through effective, engaging and focused communications. Our strategic vision is to create a just and caring world where women’s human rights are respected through addressing the structural causes of Gender Based Violence (GBV), promoting women’s leadership in humanitarian contexts and amplifying feminist alternatives on economic and climate justice. Find out more here. Closing date: 12 April

(12) Plan International: Team Lead for Institutional Programmes 

The role is as a key management member of the overall Programmes Department leadership team. This team is responsible for developing, growing and delivering Plan International Ireland’s grant portfolio. Reporting to the Head of Programmes and being based in Dublin, you will coordinate and oversee a small team dedicated to the strategic planning and management of an assigned donor project portfolio, ensuring good quality proposals and programme delivery along the project cycle. You will work closely with the other teams in the programmes department, Head of Programmes and other departments to ensure the overall effective continuity and strategic delivery of Plan Ireland’s strategic goals and visions. Find out more here. Closing date: 15 April

(13) Irish Development Education Association (IDEA): Request for Tenders Innovation Lab Development and Delivery

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA is seeking trainer(s) to co-design and deliver a 2-day in-person residential Lab type event for Global Citizenship Education (GCE) practitioners and organisations. In IDEA, they use the term ‘Lab’ to describe an event aimed at stimulating and facilitating innovation as well as acting as a 'site of collaborative knowledge production’. Find out more here. Closing date: 15 April

Senior Communications Consultant

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is seeking an experienced Senior Communications Consultant to work with us on an ongoing basis over the next three months with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate would lead the implementation of the IDEA Communications strategy, and work with us 8-12 hours per week. We welcome applications from both individuals and agencies, and the successful candidate must ensure consistency in regular liaison with IDEA staff. We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate high commitment to IDEA’s mission and can liaise with all members of the IDEA team in a communications’ leadership role. Find out more here. Closing date: 17 April

(14) Amnesty International: High Value and Legacy Giving Lead

Amnesty International Ireland is seeking to recruit an ambitious, highly motivated and target driven High Value and Legacy Giving Lead. The main responsibility of this role is to contribute to the delivery of Amnesty Ireland’s fundraising strategy through development and expansion of the organisation’s High Value and Legacy fundraising programmes.The High Value and Legacy Giving Lead will play a vital role in generating income to enable Amnesty International’s human rights work. This is a permanent position of 35 hours per week. Find out more here. Closing date: 16 April

(15) Misean Cara: Human Rights and Advocacy Project Officer 

Misean Cara is a faith-based development organisation of 77 member organisations who work in marginalised and vulnerable communities across the world. Our members provide essential services in the areas of education, health, sustainable livelihoods and human rights and have a deep-rooted presence in over 50 countries. We are currently recruiting for a Human Rights Project Officer who will support and accompany our members. As part of a dynamic team of thematic experts you will develop a supportive working relationship with member organisations, review and appraise project proposals and reports and strengthen the quality and impact of our members Human Rights work overseas. You will also play a leading role in Misean Cara’s advocacy activities. Find out more here. Closing date: 22 April

(16) Afri: Coordinator 

Afri (Action from Ireland), the peace and global justice organisation, is recruiting a new Coordinator, who will lead the implementation of Afri’s programme of events, education and campaigning and maintain the unique culture and way of working that distinguishes Afri. Afri’s key areas of concern currently include:  1) militarisation 2) food sovereignty, 3) climate justice, and 4) migration and refugees. Candidates should have strong knowledge and skills in areas such as peacebuilding, human rights and sustainable development and excellent event organisation and networking skills. We encourage those who share Afri’s vision of a just, peaceful, and sustainable world and with relevant experience with nongovernmental and community-based organisations to apply for this position. Find out more. Closing date:  26 April

(17) Wildlife Action Group (WAG)(Malawi): Operations Manager

Wildlife Action Group (WAG), a Malawian non-profit conservation NGO, was founded in 1996 in  response to severe illegal commercial deforestation and poaching of wildlife in Thuma Forest. Our  mission is to provide the highest level of protection for biodiversity hotspots for future generations  of Malawians. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is on a sabbatical or career break, with the right  skillset to join a local Malawian NGO and assist the Director with the strategic and operational  development of the organisation. This role is designed to drive operational excellence and ensure  organisational progress within a limited timeframe, with a strong emphasis on knowledge transfer and sustainability beyond the duration of the contract. Find out more. Email info(at) to enquire further. Closing date: Rolling deadline for application

(18) CBM Ireland - Fundraising Manager 

CBM Ireland is seeking an ambitious and skilled Fundraising Manager to help achieve its commitment to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities and ending the cycle of poverty and disability. As part of a small, energetic and enthusiastic team, the Fundraising Manager reports to the CEO and is a member of the Senior Management Team. The Fundraising Manager will lead the fundraising team in the delivery and optimisation if the fundraising strategy of CBM Ireland. If you are a motivated leader, an experienced fundraiser, with a passion for fundraising, international development, and disability rights we would love to hear from you. Find out more. Closing date: 7 April 

Courses and Training

(1) STAND’s Summer Bootcamp for Changemakers 

Apply to STAND’s Ideas Collective 2024 – our summer bootcamp where you will learn the skills and techniques to shape your solutions for positive change. Over three weekends, you will delve into global issues and perspectives, examine your own values and purpose, and acquire tools in design thinking, as well as skills in pitching, presenting, communications, and marketing. The programme culminates in a Showcase in early September where you get to pitch your idea to win seed funding. To find out more and register click here.

(2) PhD Scholarship on Food (In)Security and Violent Conflict at UCD

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) at University College Dublin is pleased to offer a new fully-funded Ad Astra doctoral scholarship on a subject related to the intersection of food (in)security and violent conflict. The successful candidate will undertake a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Caitriona Dowd, starting in September 2024. The scholarship will provide tuition fees up to the non-EU rate; a yearly stipend of €25,000; and an annual research budget of €4,000 for research-related expenses such as data collection, attending conferences, etc. The scholarship is for a maximum of four years on a full-time basis only. Find out more here. Closing date: 24 April

(3) Hostile Environment Training Course: Eurocheck Security - 22-24 April 2024 

Our hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in medium to high-risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. The course covers all elements of security awareness as well as pre-course reading, exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. We also conduct online hostile environment and security awareness courses. Courses are suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Find out more

(4) Certificate in Global Citizenship Education from Maynooth University 

The Department of International Development, Maynooth University, invites applications for its part-time Certificate in Global Citizenship Education, commencing in September 2024. This one year 20 ECTS postgraduate programme is designed for educators working with learners at all levels - from early childhood to youth, in adult and community education and in schools. Addressing the major global challenges facing our world, it offers participants a unique learning experience and training in GCE, shaped by peer reflection and applied learning. Find out more.

Fourthcoming Events 

(1)Plan International: Feminist Voices for Climate Justice - 6 April 

Organised by members from Plan International Ireland's Youth Advisory Panel, this event will take place on Saturday 6th April 2024 from 2pm - 4:30pm at the Carmelite Community Centre on 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2. Join us to explore the climate crisis through a gendered lens and learn from engaging women advocates' work on climate justice. This event also includes an upcycling workshop to help you to begin your own climate activism with refreshments provided. The event is open to young people aged 16-24 years. Find out more and register here.

(2) IGHN Film Screening: The 8th - 8 April 

The Irish Global Health Network are excited to bring you our first in-person event of 2024, and the return of our hugely successful film screening series! Almost 6 years since the Irish public voted to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution, the Irish Global Health Network (IGHN) and Women in Global Health Ireland present a special screening of the powerful documentary, "The 8th." Followed by a panel discussion with Ailbhe Smyth, with more to be confirmed. Find out more and register here.

(3) IDEA Webinar: Exploring Contemporary Crises and Issues through Global Citizenship Education - 9 April 

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is hosting the second session of their webinar series, Exploring Contemporary Crises and Issues through Global Citizenship Education, ‘The Age of Cascading Crises’, on Tuesday, 09 April, from 12.30pm - 2.00pm, online. The webinar aims to strengthen engagement and understanding of the connections between these crises and increase educator’s capacity and confidence to address them in educational settings. This webinar will be led by Dr Aoife Titley and Patrick Marren, both from Maynooth University. During the webinar, Aoife and Patrick will introduce participants to what they see as contemporary crises and issues and how GCE can respond. Find out more here.

(4) EAPN Online Event: The European Parliament's Role in Creating an Equal Europe Free from Poverty - 10 April 

On Wednesday 10 April at 11am, the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland will host a free online event looking at the role of the EU, and specifically the European Parliament, in ending poverty and creating a more equal Europe, and how the upcoming European Parliament Elections can be used to progress this aim. Speakers include Paul Ginnell, Director of EAPN Ireland, Thomas Kramer, Community Manager at the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland, Emer Costello, Head of Advocacy and Campaigns with Rehab Group and former Irish MEP, and Tim Hanley, Policy and Communications Officer at EAPN Ireland. Find out more and register here.

(5) Feminist Communities for Climate Justice: Baseline Research Report Launch – 11 April 

Join Feminist Communities for Climate Justice, the joint project between the National Women’s Council and Community Work Ireland for the in-person launch of the project’s ground breaking Baseline Research Report at the UCC Centre for Executive Education. The report, carried out be DR> Fiona Dukelow, Dr, Catherine Forde and Edith Busteed of the Department of Applied Social Studies at UCC, examines Irish climate policy and its impact on women, girls and marginalised communities in Ireland. Find out more and register here.

(6) Coalition 2030 European Election Hustings - 18 April 

Are you ready to learn more about the candidates running in the upcoming European Elections and what they promise to do to progress sustainable development if elected? Then join us at the ‘Meet the Candidates! European Election Hustings on Sustainable Development‘, moderated by Irish Times journalist Kevin O’Sullivan. At the event you’ll have the chance to hear directly from the candidates themselves. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions, discuss important issues, and make an informed decision when it comes time to vote. Don’t miss out on this chance to be an informed voter.Join us on April 18th from 6.30pm at the Radisson Royal Blu Hotel Dublin. Find out more.

(7) UCDVO Film Series – 25 March – 29 April

Five award winning global justice documentaries and speakers as part of the UCDVO Film Series, in the UCD Cinema are being screened from 25th March until 29 April. Find out more.

Other Information  

(1) UCD Quinn Summer Internship Programme is Seeking Organisations to Host Summer Interns

The UCD Quinn School of Business invites Dublin based International Development organisations to host business interns for a 6 week placement this Summer as part of the UCD Quinn Summer Internship Programme. Summer internships may be subject to either hybrid or in-person working arrangements, depending on individual company arrangements.  Commencing from 24 June through to 1 August (Mondays to Thursdays), the programme attracts applications from students in top tier undergraduate business schools primarily from the United States seeking internships in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing, business development, business analytics and HR. Find out more here. Closing date: 30 April

(2) The Wheel: Grants Available for Training Networks 

The Wheel is delighted to launch Training Links 2024 – 2026. Training Links funds community and voluntary organisations to form Training Networks — groups of organisations who come together to undertake training that they may not have the opportunity to do individually. Training Networks must have a minimum of ten members, and over the course of the programme, members will work together to address a specific workforce training goal. Training Networks are invited to apply for grants ranging from €10,000.00 to €50,000.00. Applications are welcome from new, existing, previously funded networks who have completed their programme or previously unsuccessful networks. Find out more here. Closing date: 17 May

(3) Christian Aid: Call for Board Committee Members 

Christian Aid Ireland is seeking individuals to join three of its Board Committees: the Finance, Risk, and Audit Committee (IFRA); the Fundraising and Communications Committee; and the International Programmes Committee. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in Human Resources, Finance, Legal matters, fundraising, preferably acquired in the voluntary/community sector, and experience relevant to advising on international program policy and strategy. Committee members will serve terms of 3-4 years starting in November 2024. To express your interest, please submit a CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to Dr. Nicola Brady, Chair of the Nominations and Procedures Committee, via jdonaldson(at)christian-aid-org. Closing date: 31 May

(4) International Rule of Law: Horsehair Wigs Podcast

We’re delighted to announce the latest episode of our monthly podcast Horsehair Wigs, a particularly special one for us as it spotlights Irish Rule of Law International’s justice programme in Malawi and the great work that its team members and partners are doing over there! Join journalist Evelyn McClafferty as she delves into Irish Rule of Law International’s justice program in Malawi. Hear from Susie Kiely, Country Director, on the human rights situation and resource challenges. Macdara Ó Drisceoil, Programme Lawyer, sheds light on prison system issues, while Immaculate Maluza, DPP Programme Lawyer, discusses pre-trial custody limits. Listen Here.

(5) RCSI: Be Water Podcast 

Curious about the meaning of SODIS? Wondering about microbiological pathogens? Intrigued by the significance of the Sustainable Development Goals? Interested in the utilisation of cost-effective technologies for purifying harvested rainwater? If these questions pique your interest, delve into our latest podcast: Be Water. Embark on a voyage into the realm of solar water disinfection with Be Water, exploring SURG-Water's endeavors to address clean water accessibility in rural hospitals across Malawi. Listen here


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